Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL

▶  What is a printable template?

Printable templates are digital PDF files. They have been designed with an editable text feature that allows you to type your own party details straight into the template using Adobe Reader.

Once you have typed in your details, simply print your template off. Once printed, use the provided trim marks as a guideline to cut out your designs and you will be ready to party!

▶  Will I receive anything in the mail?

No! Printable templates are digital files that are delivered electronically via instant download links. You will not receive any printed material.

▶  Do you take custom orders or have additional themes?

At present I am not accepting any custom orders - while I would love to be able to help with each request I receive, I just don't have the time :(

I am however constantly adding to my range of themes every month, so please do check back regularly.

▶  I don’t need every design in the collection – do you sell the designs individually?

I am currently in the process of adding individual designs to my shop - please take a look at the SHOP BY CATEGORY to the right. If you don't see the design you are looking for please check back shortly as I am continuing to add more every month.

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

▶  Do I need any special software?

No! All you need is the latest version of Adobe Reader on your computer! Adobe Reader is a FREE program and you can download it (or upgrade to the latest version) quickly and easily here: http://adobe.com/go/reader. The templates will not work in any other program.

▶  Do your templates work on a MAC computer?

Yes! However, you will need to make sure that you open your templates in Adobe Reader and NOT in Preview (the default PDF viewer on a Mac). Mac users should follow my easy step-by-step instructions to set up Adobe Reader before purchase.

▶  Will they work on an iPad, iPhone, Smart phone etc?

No, my printable templates will not work on your mobile device. You will need to download, edit and print your templates from your laptop or computer.

EDITING AND PERSONALIZING

▶  How do I personalize the templates?

To personalize your template, you simply open the PDF file in Adobe Reader and start typing over the sample text!

▶  How do I know which areas of the document I can type in?

Once you open the document in Adobe Reader, click on the purple "Highlight Fields" button. Areas that you can type in will be highlighted.

▶  How do I know all of my text will fit in?

Some of the text fields have been formatted so that any text you type will resize to fit the space available. In the other text fields, if you have a lot more – or less – text than the sample text, you are able to change the text size by accessing the Text Properties Toolbar. You will receive an Instructions file that details how to do this.

▶  Can I save any changes that I make?

Yes! You can save your changes so you can return to the file later to make further changes or to print off!

▶  Can I change any of the graphics or colors in your templates?

No, Adobe Reader does not allow you to change any of the colors of the backgrounds or graphics. Additionally each template has security settings enabled so they cannot be opened in graphics design programs (such as Photoshop, Illustrator etc).

▶  Do I need to install any fonts?

No! All fonts that you see in my images are already embedded within the file - you simply open the file in Adobe Reader and start typing over my sample text!

▶  Can I insert a photo into the invitations?

No, my printable templates are not designed to include any photos.

PRINTING AND PAPER

▶  How do I print the templates?

My printable templates are designed to print at home on your color printer.

Don't have one? Print them at a copy shop such as Staples, Officemax, Office Depot, Fedex/Kinkos + Officeworks in Australia!

Simply personalize and save the files you need printed and put them on a flash drive to take to your local copy shop.

Some places such as photo labs, Snapfish, Vistaprint etc cannot print my files - see my Printing Tips for more details.

▶  What kind of paper should I use?

All templates are formatted for US Letter sized paper (8.5 x 11 inches) but print perfectly on A4 sized paper too.

I recommend printing on a heavyweight Matte Photo Paper for best results. If that is out of your budget, choose a bright white Cardstock. 110lb (300gsm) weight is ideal for designs such as Invitations.

▶  How many times can I print the template?

You can print the template as many times as you like as long as it is for your own PERSONAL use.

▶  Do I have to print off the entire Collection all at once?

No, you can print individual pages of a Collection by scrolling through the template till you are on the page you wish to print, then select “Current Page” from the Print Range options in the Adobe Reader Print Dialog box.

You can also download the ZIP file of individual pages for each Collection - this file has all the templates saved as individual files.

▶  Can I email out the Invitations?

Yes, it's easy using the Print Screen function on your computer.  See my instructions on how to email out your invitations.

▶  Can I print at a Copy shop (like Staples/Kinkos etc)?

Sure can! Hundreds of customers have printed their templates at copy shops like Staples, Office Max, Office Depot, Fedex/Kinkos + Officeworks in Australia and they print beautifully. I recommend printing most designs on 110lb (300gsm) card stock. Remember to ask them to set their scaling to "None" (or "Actual Size") when printing.

If you wish to print at another printer, please check first to see if they can print files with security settings. Typically, Professional Printers will not be able to print my templates as they don’t accept files with any security settings.

See my Printing Tips for more information on places that can and cannot print my templates.

▶  Can I print the Invitations at a photo lab?

No, my printable templates are not JPG files and cannot be printed at a photo lab (or places like Snapfish or Vistaprint).

See my Printing Tips for my recommended printers.

▶  Will the template print exactly the same color that I see on my computer?

Generally you will see slight variations in the color of your printed template from what you can see on your computer screen.

This is because not only do the colors vary from monitor to monitor, but will also vary depending on the type of paper you choose, your printer and your printer settings.

For example printing on a laser printer (such as at a Copy shop like Staples etc) will result in darker colors than printing on a home ink-jet printer.

▶  Can I print on Avery label/sticker paper?

No, my templates aren’t formatted to print on any kind of pre-formatted or pre-cut label paper (there are just too many options out there). If you wish to print as stickers on label paper, please choose the full-page sticker/label paper and trim out the designs after printing.

CUTTING AND ASSEMBLING

▶  How long does it take to assemble?

This really depends on the template you are purchasing & how many guests you are inviting.

If you are purchasing a single template such as an Invitation, you could have them all ready to go within 10 minutes!

However, if you are purchasing a complete collection that has more than 20-30 templates included, please leave a couple of hours to personalize, print, trim and assemble your templates. Of course, if you have a lot of kids coming to your party your preparation time will also increase!

▶  What supplies will I need to cut and assemble the templates?

Please see my Handy Craft Supplies page for some suggestions of handy crafting supplies and tools.

PURCHASING AND RECEIVING

▶  What payment methods do you accept?

All payments are securely processed through Paypal.

▶  I don’t have a Paypal account.  Can I still purchase from you?

Yes! Paypal also accepts and securely processes Credit Card payments. Just select the "Pay with Credit Card" option when on the Paypal site.

If you choose to pay with your credit card, you may not be automatically returned to my Thank You page and your download links, you will need to click on the orange "Click to Return to SIMONEmadeit for your Download links!" button first.

▶  How are the templates delivered?

Immediately after your payment has completed, you will automatically be returned to my Thank You page - DO NOT close your browser until you see my Thank You page!  Your download links will be listed on that page.

You will also receive an email shortly after purchase with your receipt number and a copy of the download links.

You can also access your downloads from Your Account page at any time.

▶  How many times can I download the templates?

Templates are available to download for an unlimited time period.

However, you can only download your templates a maximum of ten (10) times each. The maximum download limit is to prevent fraudulent file-sharing of my templates.

Remember, once you have downloaded your file please save it to a folder on your computer – this way you have access to it forever!

HELP, SUPPORT AND TROUBLESHOOTING

▶  I might need some help once I have received the file – what support do you offer?

Make sure you download your Instructions file. This will help you personalize, print and assemble your designs. The instructions are very detailed, but if you find you need some extra help or something is not working exactly the way you would like it to, then I am available to help in any way I can - please Contact me!

▶  I have purchased a template, but I am having some difficulties

Take a look through my Troubleshooting page to quickly resolve your issue!

▶  I have a question that isn’t answered here!

Please ask me your question in the comment field below and I will reply as soon as I can!

TERMS OF USE

▶  Can I forward the templates to my friends and family?

Please respect the time & effort it takes to create my templates and do not distribute the files to friends or family :) I would love you to refer them to my shop instead!

▶  Can I resell your printable templates?

Commercial Use and mass production are not permitted. You cannot resell my printable templates or the finished products.

Please see my full Terms of Use for more details.

▶  I am a Party Planner, can I buy your templates to use for my clients?

My printable templates are for PERSONAL use only.  Please do not purchase my templates for use in your party planning business.

You can see my full Terms of Use for more details.

Comments

  1. Hi, Simone!

    I was wondering if you customize party packs for clients. Like for my son’s 1st birthday, we’re having a red race car party. I wanted a logo of a cartoonizedversion of lightning mcqueen. We’re using the colors red and aqua and also a little bit of checkered black & white (i didn’t want too much black in the party..)

    Thanks! Looking forward to hearing from you.
    MARIA

    • Hi Maria,

      I can sometimes take on custom orders depending on how much available time I have.  Unfortunately, I have a backlog of orders at the moment that I am working on so cannot take on any custom orders at present.

      Regards
      Simone

  2. Melissa McCord says:

    Hi Simone!
    We had my son’s dino party in October and your printable package was wonderful! Everything we needed and more!!!! We are having a monster party for my middle son and I was wondering if you do custom orders? I love to have you design something if so!
    Thanks!
    Mel

  3. I was looking for your Lego  pack.  Do you still have it?  
    Thank you 
    Dawn

  4. Angela Anaya says:

    Hello Simone,

    As I do not have a color printer, I will need to take the party pack to a print shop to print it off.  Is there any way I can create all the invitations prior to going to the print shop?

    Thank you,
    Angela

    • Hi Angela

      Yes, you can edit your invitation and then save the file before taking it to a printer shop.  See my FAQ’s above for more info about taking these files to the printers.

      Simone

  5. Hi. I just wanted to confirm, I will need a color printer to print in the colors offered, right?
    Thank you!

  6. These look awesome!  Just bought the Princess & Pirate pack- You just saved me HOURS of my own design work and buying stuff from a party store!!  awesome idea to sell these!!  Thanks!  Will definitely be back in the fall for the next party !  ;)

    • Thanks Miri! 

      It’s always great to hear from a Happy Customer!  I look forward to helping you with your next party :)
      Simone

  7. Hi Simone-  I am was wondering the best approach on how to print out the address labels. Do I need a certain type of label paper?  

    thanks,
    Meghan

    • Hi Meghan,

      The labels aren’t formatted for any precut label paper. Use full page label paper and then simply trim the labels out with a paper trimmer (or scissors).

      Simone

  8. Marquita says:

    Can you  change the color yourself n  then can I buy it 

  9. Rebecca says:

    Do i have to pay to print off the designs at home

    • Rebecca says:

      And do i need a special type of paper to print off the credit cards on the mall scavenger hunt?

      • Hi Rebecca

        You can see my Free Printables here.

        All of my printables are designed to print at home.  You can print at a printers, please click on the question above “Can I print at a Print/Copy shop (like Staples/Kinkos etc)?” for more info.

        I recommend printing the credit card invitations on cardstock or matte photo paper.  Check that the paper you are using doesn’t crack when folding in half.

        Simone

  10. Hi Simone,
    I am looking at the zoo/safari themes you have & am wondering what the paper ‘cones’ are for? I want to make sure I can find a use for all of the items you have available but I am stumped on those..
    Thanks, Teresa

  11. I am looking at the Pirates and Princesses pack – what format do the “logos” come in and when you say logos are you talking about the little pirate and princess icons that are in the circles on the invitations? Thank you!

    • One more question – can you get the invitation file separately as a 5×7 file so I can send to got print.com to print instead of 2 up on a sheet to print at home? Are they designed to bleed?

    • Hi Stacey,  The ‘logos’ in the Pirate and Princess pack is the page of 1.5inch squares with the Skull and Crowns in circles.  You can use them as squares (like for straw decor etc) or punch them out with a 1inch circular punch.  Let me know if you have any more questions!

      Simone

  12. Lauren Zamanu says:

    Hi,  i want to buy the movie printables byt it’s not for a birthday party.  Will I be edit all of the text that refers to birthday?  Thank you

    • Hi Lauren

      Sure!  You can change my sample text to your own wording, so you can delete any reference to Birthday and type in something else!  The only wording in this collection that cannot be changed is the ‘Production, Scene, Location, Director, Time and Date’ text on the Invitation, everything else can be changed.

      Simone

  13. If I purchase the set on a computer and edit it will i be able to send it to another computer to print?

    • Hi Abby

      Yes!  On purchase you receive download links to your Printable Collection + Instructions.  You download and save the files to your computer, edit them and save your changes. You can then email the file to another computer or transfer using a USB/Flash Drive just like any file.  Remember that you must have Adobe Reader running on any computer that you open the files on :)

      Simone

  14. On the credit card part of the mall scavenger hunt package are the cards really activated with money and what do you mean by activated?

    • Hi Samantha, No the credit cards aren’t activated with money.  The Activation Instructions are just a fun way for RSVPing – the idea is that the cards are delivered with the Activation Instructions that tell the guests to ‘activate’ their cards (or RSVP) by calling a Party Hotline (the RSVP phone number).  Please let me know if you have any further questions.

      Regards, Simone

  15. Hi..I was adding my personal information to my  spy package and when I tried to edit it again, it told me that I couldn’t.  It said that those features had been disabled in the program and I should contact the owner.  Could you please help! I am days away from the party and I can’t send out the invitations or modify anything.  

    • Hi Ariana, Receiving an error message like that means that your file has inadvertently been opened in another program (usually a graphics design program) and doing so has corrupted the editable text fields.  Download a fresh copy of the package and open in Adobe Reader to edit and print.  Simone

  16. Exactly how many invites and tabs are there in one mall party pack?

  17. Hi Simone,
    I was looking at your mall scavenger hunt invitations for girls. I would like to know how many invitations you get in one package. There will probably be 20+ girls.

    • I was wondering the same- I purchased it and you just print out how ever many pages of invites you need

      • Hi Simone, Ellie’s right – you can print off as many invites as you need.  There are 4 invites to a page, so you type in your party information to the first invite (this will automatically update in the other 3) and then type in the first 4 guest names.  Print off.  Now, type in the next 4 guest names and print off.  Do this for as many guests as you have coming.  

        If you will be sending out to a print/copy shop, you can click on the download link to ZIP file of Individual pages and save the invite page as many times as you need with the different names in it.

  18. Hi SImone,
    Looking to purchase the girls Safari pkg but I have twins so I am just wondering if the banner & labels will work for 2 names? Averi & Chloe. Or do you customize? I need for January!
    Thanks

    • Hi Tracy,  I have just emailed you a sample of the invite with Chloe and Averi’s names on it so you can see what it looks like with both names.  You should have no problems personalizing the designs for both girls!
      Simone

  19. Hi Simone,
    I am looking at ordering the soccer pack for my twin sons’ birthday.  Was wondering if the part that says “is turning 10″ can be edited to “are turning 10″?

    Thanks!

    • Hi Kimm, Yes sure!  All of the text can be changed in this collection to your own wording. However, the invitation in this collection may not be able to fit both names in the space available. Make a note during checkout and I would be happy to send you a new invitation (within 24 hours after purchase) that can accommodate 2 names. Simone

  20. hi i am throwing a huge candyland theame bday party for my 3 kids. i see you have a candyland party pack for sale here, i was wondering if you may be able to make a party pack with the same items included with the candyland charcters and game theame, it would really help me out. i tryed figureing out how to make thease things myself and have had no luck. its too hard for me. please email me back asap. thanks ekela

  21. Is it possible to save the PDF files into a USB/flash drive?
    The copy place where I plan to have it printed only accepts PDF files via flash drive.

    Thanks.

    • Hi Jean, yes you can save the files onto a USB/flash drive.  You can save the files as you would any normal PDF file. Please see the question above “Can I print at a Print/Copy Shop” under the Paper and Printing section for more info about sending out to print.  Simone  

  22. With the lollipop invitation what size paper would I need to use to print both sides of the lollipop?

    • Hi Annita, All of my printables are formatted to print on US Letter sized paper (8.5 x 11 inches) .  You then trim out each of the designs once printed.  You can also print on A4 size paper if you don’t have access to US Letter size. Please see the Printing and Paper section above for all Paper and Printing questions. Simone

  23. Thx for that Simone. The tutorial shows that you an print 4 circles on each page. Is this the same for the A4 sized paper? How big is each individual invite then?

    • Yes, the Candyland lollipop invitation will print 4 circles per page on A4 paper as well.  Each circle is 4 inches in diameter ~ so that will be the size of your invitation, plus the length of your lollipop stick.

  24. Hi Simone!
    I’m customizing the Mall Scavenger Hunt package for my daughter’s birthday, and it seems like I should be able to figure this out, but what is the ideal way to use the wrap around address stickers? Everything looks so perfect, I want to use these as intended. It seems like if I wrap around the envelope, then placement will be off. Do you recommend using a business size envelope for the credit card or folding it half?

    thanks!

    • Hi Amy, Sorry for the delay (notifications of any comments stopped suddenly!) – I have emailed you an image of the envelope with the label so you can see how I intended them to look.  I would choose a business size envelope (I think #9 envelopes fit). Simone

  25. Barbara Silverbush says:

    Hi Simone,
    I wanted to purchase your race car theme for my son’s birthday, but I was thinking of asking my sister-in-law to print it for me since she has a color printer (mine isn’t very good and it is currently out of ink). Can I email the file to her to print? Or if I decide to have Staples print it, what type of a file do I give them?
    Thanks.
    Barbara

    • Hi Barbara,  Yes – once you have downloaded the file, made your edits, and saved it to a folder on your own computer, you can email it out as an attachment just like a regular PDF file.  Just make sure your sister-in-law opens, edits and prints it from Adobe Reader on her computer!

      If printing at Staples, you can save to a flash drive or cd-rom (or email to your local center).

      Hope that helps! Simone

  26. I am in a serious time crunch. I want to purchase your package but I just have a question is everything printable and tell you exactly where to fold and does it also give you step by step. Do you also have napkin holders? My party is Saturday.

    • Hi Kira, Everything in my collections is printable – you print off as many of each page as you need.  You will receive detailed instructions that can help you with each of the designs as well as cut lines and fold lines on the designs themselves.  Take a look at this free printable to see how I set them up. Simone

  27. Sorry it’s for the race car theme.

  28. Tina McMillan says:

    I am going to purchase the carnival party pack when I get home. We are in love with the spinner wheel invitation and are having a carnival party for my grandson’s 5th birthday. My daughter is wanting to make the invitations bigger than 5×5 if possible. Is there a way to make it bigger by making the back part of the spinner on one page and the front part on a separate page? Thank you for your help in advance and also for providing this great service! :)

    • Tina, unfortunately Adobe Reader doesn’t allow you to alter the size of the invitations or make them bigger.  You will only be able to print out at the 5×5 inches size.

  29. Jaime Furlong says:

    Hi Simone, 

                    i am having a mall scavenger hunt party for my 13th, and i wanted to confirm if or if not the credit card invitations are paper, or plastic like real ones. 

                                                                                        Thanks,
                                                                                                       Jaime

    • Hi Jaime, Happy birthday!  The invitations are paper – you print them out on your own printer (or send to Staples, Kinkos etc) so you will need to print them on paper/card.  Have a great party! Simone

  30. How many invitations come in the order?

  31. Hi, when i buy the $15 scavenger hunt birthday thing, will i just receive one invitation if not how many?

    • Hi Alisha, there is one page of invitations in the Mall Scavenger Hunt collection – with 4 invites per page.  You print off as many pages as you need (i.e. for 20 invitations, you will need to print the page 5 times – changing the name on each credit card before you print). 

  32. Krystal Harrell says:

    Hi I was wondering if you would have any extra time?? I am looking for Minnie Mouse for my daughters 4 th birthday in July.. 
    Thank You

  33. I have just purchased a package and cannot figure out how to change the size of the text as it is super small on the invitation.  Any help is appreciate!

  34. Toni MArtin says:

    I’m interested in purchasing the All Star Party Pack.  My event is a baby shower.  Will this package still work for me?

    • Hi Toni, this collection has editable text so you can change the text to suit your event (switching out any birthday reference to a shower).  Simone

  35. Shannon Waggoner says:

    I was wondering if you would share the clues you used for the Mall Scavenger Hunt.

  36. I am curious how, if I were to purchase, how would I mail the invitations out? Is there a specific sized envelope that would fit the invitations correctly? 

    • Hi Nikki, I am not sure which collection you are interested in, but most collections have invitations that are a standard 5×7 size. 

      • The birthday party in Paris collection? And also, for that collection, is it at all customizable for invitation colors?

        • You cannot change any colors or graphics in any of my collections – you can only enter your own wording in the highlighted text fields.  

          The Post Card in the Paris collection is sized 4×6 inches.  If you choose to send it out in the included Folio (with the boarding pass and passport) the finished size is approx 4.7 x 6.6 inches.  You would need to find an envelope to fit that size.

  37. Hi! 

    I purchased the baseball party pack and I’m so excited to use it for my son’s 5th birthday party in a couple of weeks.  I was curious–would you happen to be working on an owl-theme birthday party pack for a girl?  Hint Hint…looking for my daughter’s 1st birthday in September!  Just curious!

  38. Niki Ruda says:

    Hi Simone!
    I am using the Rock Star package for a 5th Grade Recognition celebration. Here’s what I would like to be able to do and can’t figure out if it’s possible. I would like to personalize the invites, VIP Passes, etc. for each student. However when I type the name all items on the page change to the same text. Is there a way to make each invite, ticket, pass a different name? Thanks. Niki

    • Hi Niki, Unfortunately, the Rockstar package is not designed for each invitation to be personalized for each individual guest (or student).  If you are interested in having this option added to your collection, I would be happy to do so for an additional charge – I will email you shortly to follow up.  Simone

  39. Hi Simone,
    Can you customize the text in different fonts? If not is it possible to get this feature for an additional cost?

    • Hi Selena, some fields in the collections allow you to change the fonts, but not all.  I have no plans to offer this as an additional feature, sorry. Simone 

  40. Jessica says:

    I am wanting to purchase the Carnival pack for my twin’s birthday.  Can you tell me what size envelopes to use and where to buy them?

    • Hi Jessica,  There are 2 different invitations in my Carnival Collection. The Spinner Wheel invitation is 5×5 inches (choose a square envelope sized 5.25 x 5.25 inches or larger) and the regular invitation is 5×7 inches (choose an A7 envelope).  

      You can find these envelopes online at somewhere like Paper-Source or Amazon or Envelopes.com

  41. Hello am  doing a  babyshower a  Paris  babyshower  theme  ..  Can I  change  the  wording  on  the  Invitation    from  happy  birthday   to  babyshower  ?? 

    • Hi Tina, yes you can change the wording in the Paris Collection – so you can change birhday references to baby shower text.  UNFORTUNATELY, the Postage Stamp on the Post Card invitation (and on some other designs) has Joyeaux Anniversaire (Happy Birthday) on it and this particular text cannot be changed :(

      • Thank  you  I  just  really  need  the  broading  passport  I can  change  the  wording   on  that one  right  

        • Hi Yes – you can change the wording on the Boarding Passes and Passports (note that the text on the ‘immigration’ departing and arriving stamps on the Passports cannot be change – but they have no references to birthdays)

  42. Hi Simone! I’m planning to purchase the Superhero Party Pack but I have one question before I do so :) Do you have any idea as far as how much it would cost to print everything at Staples (just as it in the pack and nothing more). My printer currently broke down and I’m just afraid that I’ll pay tons if I have it printed outside.I’m trying to save money as much as I could.Please help and thank you!

    • Hi Maria, It really depends on how many kids you have coming to the party (as that determines how many of a lot of the designs you will print). The last two images on the listing page show you the designs you will receive and how many of each are on each page – please take a look at that to see how many of each page you will need to print off. Simone

  43. regarding the carnival directional sign, can you tell me the dimensions of each sign? Does your pdf have directions on how to put it together?

    • Hi  Each arrow in the carnival directional sign is approx 10.3 x 3.5 inches.  You type in your own wording using Adobe Reader, print off and then trim out with scissors or a paper trimmer.  You can then attach to a rod with either hot glue or double sided tape. Simone

  44. Allison says:

    Hi! I’m about to purchase your “Under the Sea” party set. It’s for my baby boy’s 1st b-day and I wanted to put all of his pictures up on the wall with a sort of frame for each month. Just something like a sea creature on top and the month on bottom. Do you have anything like that? Even if it was separate toppers & bottoms that I could cut then just place the picture between them… I’ll pay extra of course!

    • Hi Allison, thanks for your enquiry – unfortunately, I’m not taking on any custom work at the moment – sorry :( You could use the patterned paper included in the Under the Sea Collection as a matting (or background) for your photos :) 

  45. Hi Simone…

    I was just wondering if you were thinking of designing a vintage themed carnival?  It would have more of a feminine look to the carnival theme…  I really would like the circus theme for my daughter’s 1st birthday in September – just wondering if I should order the theme you have available.

    Thanks in advance!

    Erin

  46. Are you available to change colors in a collection? I see before you weren’t free, but wondering if you are now?

  47. Hi Simone
    I want to buy the airplane themed luau party invites pack. If i have to print it for say twenty guests, would it be possible to save it as separate files using the Save As option after i enter each guests name in?
    Also you have mentioned above that photos can’t be added. However in the airplane theme luau….. The passport has a picture placeholder. So can i add my daughters picture there?

    • Hi, You will receive a download link to a zip file that includes each page of the collection saved as an individual file.  For the Luau Boarding Pass collection you can save each page of 3 invites as many times as you like with the different guests names.  Photos can’t be digitally inserted, however you can manually attach/glue a photo in the passport picture spot (or leave it blank with the graphic showing there).  Hope that helps!

  48. To add to my last question: i live in India. We don’t have any of the print shops you mentioned and honestly my home printer will scream and die if i print these on it. Since you suggest using card stock paper can i get this printed from a place which can print photos? Would that work?

    • Unfortunately, photo labs cannot print my collections as they are not JPG files (they are PDF files).  I would recommend that you download and trial one of my free printables (such as the Pale Pink Stripes) and see if any of your local copy shops can print it.

  49. I have ordered from you before and loved everything about it!!   So i really want to order from you again… But Im looking for a Lizard/Reptile package.  I just thought it was worth asking if you had one laying around :) ?   
    Thanks

  50. Kelsey Fleming says:

    hi simone i live in the uk and was wondering if you could tell me the price in brittish pounds many thanks kelsey x

    • Hi Kelsey, As all prices on this website are in US$, it will depend on the exchange rate your bank/paypal use at the time of purchase – you can check the daily rates using online exchange rate calculators like Currency Converter.  At the moment it’s about ₤9.76

  51. can all fields be edited or just certain ones?  ex. on the tags that say “Camp Fitzgerald” “thanks for visiting,” can both of those fields be edited?

  52. Kim Udoji says:

    I am interested in the small scavenger hunt party pack. What is the best way to make the credit cards look as real as possible?

    Is there a way to print the information that is on the back of the card, on the back of the page (2 sided printing)? Because from what I read I think you have to fold the card in half and if that’s the case how do you suggest to make it look like it’s not folded and actually on the back of the same sheet?

    • Hi Kim, the credit card invitations cannot be printed as 2 sided printing (i.e. front to back) – they are designed to be printed on one page, trimmed out and folded over.  I recommend printing these on a medium weight photo paper – check that the paper you will be using doesn’t ‘crack’ when folding.

  53. Hi Simone,

    I am using the pale pink stripes party circles and squares to make cupcake toppers. When I edit the strip designs to have either a 1 or an A in it, they are positioned towards the bottom of the square and there is a tiny plus symbol on the bottom right hand corner where the edit box would be. Is there any way to edit so the positioning is more centred vertically? And how do I get rid of this plus symbol? Thanks in advance! Danielle ps they are beautifully amazing!!!!

  54. I LOVE THE PARIS THEME PRINT OUTS BUT I AM LOOKING FOR THIS SAME THEME IN A TEAL,WHITE AND BLACK CAN YOU CHANGE THE COLORS??

  55. I’m planning a carnival for my daughters school fete. Can I purchase and use the items in your carnival collection for this function?

  56. Deborah Oliver says:

    Hi Simone I bought the baseball package yesterday and had hoped I could print the scoreboard enlarged to actually hang at the game we are having for my sons birthday Sunday this week. Also, the Zip File will not open. It says file not valid. Am I able to redownload it? Can I get the .jpg of the scoreboard?

    Thanks, Debbie

    • Hi Debbie, as per the listing, my files are formatted for US Letter size (8.5 x 11 inches).  Kinkos/Staples etc will only be able to print at this size, not any larger.  I would be happy to enlarge the file for you for an additional fee .  I will email you the unzipped files now as you are having difficulty with them – let me know if you don’t receive them shortly.  Simone 

  57. Jiwan Jaffar says:

    Hi Simone i have just recently purchased the Airplain birthday party invitation package, but unfortunately i coundn’t access it, and personalised it can you please help me to where to go so i can personalise it? 

  58. is there a way for the sesame street invitations they could be tickets?

  59. Melvin David says:

    Hi. I’m from Malaysia. I always print all my printables in a print shop. When I send invites or stuffs there they would always ask for higher resolution copy. So can I get the higher resolution copy? And can I know the difference between a print shop n a photo lab.

    • Hi Melvin,  My files are vector files so can be printed to the highest quality at any scale.  Please note, however, that due to the security settings that I have on my files you cannot print them at a larger size than US Letter (or A4).  Please contact me for a custom quote if you wish to print at larger sizes.

      A print shop is one that prints PDF files on US Letter (or A4) cardstock – a photo lab prints JPG files at regular photo sizes.   Please see my info about recommended print shops for further info.

  60. Misty Blanks says:

    If your printable items only print so big, how do you print off your backdrop?

    • HI Misty, Are you referring to the Superhero Backdrop that’s included in the Superhero Collection?  That file (as described in the listing) is 36×24 inches so you can print it at that size.  

  61. Hi. Can you tell me how much of the Carnival theme items are editable? We won’t have a kissing booth or fortune teller & were wondering whether we could change these signed to say, for example, Ring Toss and Toffee Apples? 

    Thanks. 

    • Hi Clare, nearly all of the Carnival theme is editable :) You can change the names of your games to whatever you will be having at your Carnival.  The only parts that AREN’T are:-

      (1) Some text on the invitation (the words FUN, PRIZES, GAMES, FOOD & the standard text on the outer part of the base circle – see my step-by-step video/photo tutorial for the details)

      (2) Some text on the Fortune Teller (the words REVEAL YOUR FORTUNE HERE & the numbers – see my step-by-step video/photo tutorial for the details)

      (3) The text in the banners on the full page signs (the words WELCOME TO THE MAIN EVENT or STEP RIGHT UP). So, you can change the sample games in my images to your own games.

  62. Kathleen Grubbs says:

    Hey simone,

    The personalized black text is not showing up once I print, but all other changes are on the invite. The ink levels are fine, the text is the same space exactly as your template, what could be happening?

    thanks,
    kathleen

    • Hi Kathleen, I have replied to your other comment also – it sounds like the file you are working on has possibly been corrupted by opening/editing it in Preview (the default PDF viewer on a Mac).  I have just sent you an email to follow up.  Please let me know how you get on. Simone

  63. Good Day Simone,
    I have read your Q&A regarding personal order request and understand that you are/were unable to fill orders at this time. However , i am planning to use your carnival theme for my daughter in April 2014. Are you still unable to fill a personal order just for a color change for that time frame?

    Thanks for your time,
    Rashida

  64. I am trying to increase the size of the wording I am inserting in place of yours on the table signs. How do you increase the size? I’m speaking about the PIT STOP sign.

    • Hi Taryn, That particular sign is designed to resemble a License Plate and therefore has only 1 line of text – any text you type in will automatically resize to fit the available space on the line (you can’t manually change the size of that text).  Simone

    • Disregard my email question….I found the answer…Control +E. Thanks

  65. Hi!
    I love the Airplane package you have. Would I be able to customize the colors? 
    Thank you! 

    • Unfortunately, Adobe Reader doesn’t allow you to change the colors and at this time I am not taking on any custom orders (or color changes) – sorry :(

  66. Simon,

    I LOVE the mall scavenger hunt package; however, I have a son. Is there anyway that you could edit the pink zebra to make it more 7 year old boy friendly? I would like all of the items just with a different graphic.

  67. Hello, i wanted to purchase the printable camouflage party supplies! I just need to know if i can use a sticker paper for those printable items? Let me know please thank u!

    • Hi Chaisma,  Sure – you can print on sticker paper. My printables aren’t formatted for any precut sticker paper – I recommend that you print on full-page sticker paper and then trim the candy bars wrappers out.

  68. Hiii! I’m loving it all! But I forgot how to print out the banner… Because it only shows the h & a….???

    • Hi Zuria, My banners are designed so that you can print off any message that you like. They come on (usually) a single page which can be edited and printed multiple times to create custom messages.   You print off (or save) the “H” and “A” and then type over those letters with the next letters in your message and reprint the page (or resave the page with a new name), and so-on. Simone

  69. Hi Simone, I’m from Israel and would like to personalise the circus carnival kit by typing in Hebrew. Is it possible? Thank you!
    Naomi

    • Hi Naomi – Unfortunately, I don’t know if this collection will work in Hebrew as i don’t know if the fonts will work with the Hebrew characters – sorry :(  Also, in this collection there is some text in English (on the Invitation) that isn’t editable. Simone

  70. Hi Simone, I was wondering if you can inset a picture onto any of the items that come in the packages? I’d like it for the thank you notes in particular for the Cowboy Theme Package.

  71. Sorry another question, so how do I insert a picture into the wanted poster like shown in your pictures?

  72. Hello!! Do u sell individual out of packages??? I’m interested in the superheroes package the bonus item the 24×36 backdrop!! Thanks 

  73. Can I change the font when editing the “airline ticket” invitation?

  74. Hi!  I love your designs.  I’m looking at your pink safari collection and am wondering if the design actually prints the animal prints or if I can use animal print paper?  Seems like it’d use an amazing amount of ink to print zebra stripes and such!  

    • Hi Jennifer, when printing you must print on white paper only.  Text and other designs will not show up on patterned paper. If you are concerned about ink usage, try printing at a Copy shop – see my question above “Can I print at a Print/Copy shop (like Staples/Kinkos etc)?” for more info. Simone

  75. Hi Simone,

    I was looking at some of the pictures using your cowboy party pack, and I noticed that on the cupcake toppers you can type around the sides of them but my adobe doesn’t allow me to. Is there a way to access it or does that feature vary on your adobe reader? I absolutely love the package by the way! It’s so much more convenient than doing this all from scratch!

    • Hi Terra, Actually the cupcake toppers have been amended since taking those photos to remove the circular Happy Birthday text – this text wasn’t editable and I removed it as some customers wanted to use this pack for parties that weren’t birthdays.  Thanks for the reminder that I need to update the photos :)

  76. Hi Simone, thanks for your great designs which I am hoping to use in my classroom as they tie in beautifully with my travel theme. I am new to Adobe Reader so apologise if my question is very basic. I can save my changes using Save As but it saves the whole collection. Is there a way I can select the one page, say the 3 airline tickets, and save only it so that I can change the names and end up with 24 tickets. I don’t want to save the whole package 8 times for the tickets and then another 12 times for the Passports. Again apologies if this is a too simple question.

    Thanks louise

    • Hi Louise, you should download the zip file of individual pages (the last download link available when purchased) – this has all the pages of the collection saved as separated files.  That way you can personalize just the pages you need.  If you need more of one page, you can type in the new text and resave it with a new name.  Simone

      • Hi Simone I have tried opening the zip file but I get the following error message ” Adobe is unable to open Airplane.Printable. Collection.zip as either it is not a supported file or because the file has been damaged for example…..” I’m sure the problem is with me! Any chance I can download it again from the website? Thanks Lou

        • Hi Lou, You will receive this message if you attempt to open your ZIP file directly in Adobe Reader. ZIP files cannot be opened in Adobe Reader :( You will need to unzip the file first (to do this on a PC you will need to have a program like WINZIP or WINRAR to unzip your files. On a Mac you can double click on the ZIP file and it will unzip automatically).  Once your file is unzipped, navigate to your unzipped folder and from there you can open the individual pages in Adobe Reader. 

        • Also I think I have done the same thing with the other Zip files I bought. OOOPS Sorry

          • No worries :)  Find your downloaded files and unzip them first before you open them in Adobe Reader.  If you have any problems, let me know and I can send you the files via email.  Also, don’t forget to take a read through my troubleshooting page for quick resolution of these and other common issues. Simone

  77. Hi Simone- any chance you’ve made an Olympics theme to celebrate the winter games this year? 

  78. hi i’m doing a mall scavenger hunt for my birthday this year and I need some invitations and yours look really cool and I was wondering can you download the pack and if so how??

  79. i have a question about the invitations..when i purchase the 9.95 carnival invitation iand you send me the link to print it i can print it out as many times as i want?

  80. Joie Blanks says:

    Where do I find the labels for the water bottles?

  81. Hi there,
    Your printable packs look gorgeous. I am interested in purchasing your COWGIRL pack for my 2 daughters birthday party and I have a few questions before I go ahead and buy it. We have joint parties since their birthdays are just a day apart and before I purchase the pack I would like to know if I will be able to fit both their names and ages on the invitations? Will I be able to change the wording totally on the invite or are only certain parts editable? Will I be able to make banners with their names on it? And finally, is the Wanted poster also editable i.e. can I change the crimes the kids are wanted for?

    Thanks so much,
    Pranusha

    • Hi Pranusha,  If you let me know the names of your girls I will email you a sample of how the invitation would look with 2 names :)   The Cowgirl collection is entirely editable so you can change all my sample wording to your own (including different crimes etc).  My banners are designed so that you can print off any message that you like.  They come on (usually) one single page which can be edited and printed multiple times to create custom messages.  You print off the “H” and “A” and then type over those letters with the next letters in your message and reprint the page, and so-on. 

  82. Do you have to manually cut the designs?

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